2017 Honorees

Patricia and Donald Brennan

Patricia and Donald Brennan

Patricia has been a summer resident of Southold Town since 1945 and four generations of her family have been treated at ELIH. Patricia is a Registered Nurse from St Vincents Hospital School of Nursing in Manhattan and feels blessed to have such a wonderful community hospital, staffed by dedicated professionals at her disposal. ELIH has been a lifesaver for Patricia and Donald and many of their six children and seventeen grandchildren.

Patricia and Donald hosted the very first Gala for ELIH in 1999 and Patricia has been on the Gala committee for several years since.

Donald, being a city dweller, was introduced to the North Fork by Pat well over 50 years ago and like everyone else fell in love with it.

Donald is a retired Chairman of Morgan Stanley Capital Partners and is currently an advisory director to the Board of Morgan Stanley. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, in 1982, he was Vice Chairman of International Paper Company. He has also been a Chairman and Director of numerous private and public corporations.

Donald was Chairman of the Board of the Trustees of the Maritime College and Vice Chairman of St Vincents Hospital of New York. He is a former Intelligence Officer in the US Navy with the rank of Commander and a past member of the Board of Directors of the United States Naval Institute.